WILD‘s professional life cycle engineering, complete with validation, is readying the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 RCM for the world market again.

The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 with the Rostock Cornea Module (HRT 3 RCM) offers unique, high-resolution en-face scans of the individual layers and structures of the cornea. Despite the great demand in the international market, Heidelberg Engineering had to temporarily withdraw the HRT 3 RCM from the market due to updates introduced in medical technology standards. The device is now available again thanks to the intensive collaboration with WILD.

The systems partner has been manufacturing the corneal microscope for over a decade, subjecting it to continuous life cycle engineering. “We were able to draw from this pool of experience for the relaunch, which brought us significant benefits, also with regard to parts procurement and the redesign of the head-and-chin rest“, WILD Project Manager Damien Kerschbaum explains.

The biggest challenge: time scheduling

“Thanks in particular to the cooperation with WILD, we were able to relaunch the HRT3 RCM in just a very short time. Especially the experience, flexibility, transparent communication and reliability of the systems partner guaranteed that we could commit to a very tight schedule“, says Peter Buttgereit, Technical Project Lead at Heidelberg Engineering. “Among other things, the outstanding know-how in procurement, documentation and production came into play, as well as quality assurance that included complex function and safety tests during production in compliance with international and special HE standards.“ WILD is currently in charge of the manufacturing of the HRT3 device, including the specific head-and-chin rest, the camera and the optical block.